Linking URMC Residents with the Rochester Disability Community

Programs and Services

For more than 65 years, The Arc of Monroe has advocated for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) across Monroe County. Part of advocating for this population is ensuring that various healthcare professionals have a better understanding of how to communicate with people with IDD and equipping them with information about how they can better support their patients. This mission of educating healthcare professionals fits perfectly into the University of Rochester’s Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) program administered by U of R’s Hoekelman Center. Since its inception about 30 years ago, the PLC program has trained more than …

The importance of educating medical residents

Staff Perspectives, Uncategorized

It is with open arms that Kim Rinehart, former Director of Community Arts Connection (CAC), welcomes medical residents from UR Medicine’s Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) intern community rotation program. CAC supports adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) with a focus on arts programming.  Between one and six medical residents visit the day service location in Brighton at a time. Residents are required to attend a variety of different local community programs to spend time anywhere a patient might receive services, for example a homeless shelter or CAC.   What do the residents learn while visiting? When residents arrive …

Social Good Career Expo

Stop by the Social Good Career Expo at the University of Rochester and meet Arc of Monroe recruiter Trisha Wise. Learn why the Arc of Monroe is the agency of choice in Rochester, NY. See all job openings HERE. Date February 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Place University of Rochester 252 Elmwood AveRochester, NY 14642